NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP EMERGENCY SERVICES TRAINING
The Neptune Township Office of Emergency Management has developed and maintains a hands-on training facility located at the township’s public works property off Heck Avenue. This facility, known as the Emergency Service Training Grounds (ESTG) and “Disaster Hill”, was created primarily for technical rescue, Urban Search & Rescue (USAR) and Hazardous Materials training. However, site development also included training props and simulations for firefighters, law enforcement, public works and emergency medical services.
Being a new facility (started in 2020), the site has and will continue to evolve and improve in capability and training offerings. Additionally, our staff is also expected to grow and become fundamental and integral in the success of this site and overall program.
Photo is the tunnel system under the “pile”, used for confined space rescue and structural collapse training. This picture was taken during our 80-hour Structural Collapse Rescue Technician course, held in Spring 2023.
The mission of the Neptune Township Office of Emergency Management Training Division is to provide ongoing training, education, and certification to our emergency services partners and township employees. Well trained personnel ensures a competent, efficient, and effective emergency response workforce. The Training Division also strives to provide the necessary evaluations and recommendations for new guidelines and procedures necessary to maintain the safest work environment possible for our responders as well as protection for the residents and visitors within the Township of Neptune.
This site has been approved by the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety as an Eligible Organization and Training Facility. Eligible Organization ID Number: E00391 and Training Facility ID Number: F00527